Young Vic Theatre

Young Vic


The Young Vic is the country's leading home for younger theatre artists, especially directors. They present seasons of work by new directors in tandem with productions by some of the great directors of the world.

Conceived in the 1960s spirit of iconoclasm and improvisation, it opened in 1970 as a place in which younger directors, designers, actors, writers and technicians could work alongside the world's great theatre artists to present exciting productions at the lowest possible seat prices.

Its intimate auditorium, built cheaply with a rough, light-industrial feel, reinforced by low prices, created in concrete a dream of the inclusive, class-free society to which its originators aspired.

Over the last 40 years, the company has established a powerful reputation at home and abroad. In particular, the Young Vic has begun to be recognised as the major theatre in this country in which young directors can develop and practise their art.

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66 The Cut, Borough, London, SE1 8LZ

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Young Vic Theatre

66 The Cut
+44 (0)20 7922 2922
Public transport:
Take the Northern, Jubilee or Bakerloo lines to Waterloo station. The theatre is a 10 minute walk.


4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Young Vic Theatre

5.0 out of 5 30 June 2014
by Carly C.

Fabulous!!!! Such a beautiful theatre that puts on marvelous productions. How fun that there is also a bar in the theatre and a wonderful rooftop to hang out on before and after your show. Highly recommend!!!!!more

4.0 out of 5 1 June 2014
by Rachel J.

This is a great theatre and I'm glad I finally got to go...I saw the famous 'A view from the bridge' last night and the stage is in traverse...which means the audience sits on both sides...pretty interesting way to watch theatre if its well done. I liked this places reputation as they are known to put on both edgy and epic work. I'd like to come sometime when its a bit quieter just to have a...more

4.0 out of 5 17 February 2013
by Omoraka O.

I saw my first performance here over a week ago. Upon arrival you are met with busyness because the The Cut bar is right next door. We collected the tickets, said my name and received them, i would of prefer if they had asked for proof coz any old tom dick and harry could of picked up my tickets.

Our play started at 7;30pm saw we had twenty minutes to eat i asked the usher if their was any...more

4.0 out of 5 6 September 2011
by Katie B.

Great space for modern theatre performances. This isn't your grand old London theatre with 19th century architecture and hidden orchestra.

I came here for a brilliant performance of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane'. The outer area to the stalls had been set up with plastic sheeting on the walls and water dripping down it, giving the illusion of rain. You even had to walk under the dripping...more

4.0 out of 5 9 March 2011
by Yiting S.

Red Brick builds the theatre outside in, making one feel warm, energetic, and young.

1st sight is the yellow laser lighting 'Young Vic' outside the brick wall on the 2nd fl. The name stands out at night - something magic is going to happen inside.

Inside the restaurant and bar, often filled with people for pre theatre dinners and intermission drinks, the whole wall is the same red brick....more